First post, by squareguy
I am having a little trouble finding definitive information on 3Dfx Voodoo Graphics PCI (Voodoo 1) DirectX compatibility.
DirectX 3.0 compatible according to all sources seen.
DirectX 4.0 was never released.
DirectX 5.0 compatible according to some sources.
I am guessing that when released it was DirectX 3.0 compatible because that was the current DirectX version and of course 3Dfx wanted to support it. Later, drivers were written to support DirectX 5.0. Very logical and 100% understandable.
So I guess my real question is this. Since I do not know what hardware requirements were needed for those early versions of DirectX was it just a difference in drivers/software? I know when DirectX 6.0 and later were released there were documented hardware features that were required for full support. Did DirectX 5.0 have hardware requirements that the 3Dfx Voodoo 1 lacked? Like a Voodoo 3 running DirectX 7.0 but lacking T&L so in reality it was a DirectX 6.0 part?
Gateway 2000 Case and 200-Watt PSU
Intel SE440BX-2 Motherboard
Intel Pentium III 450 CPU
Micron 384MB SDRAM (3x128)
Compaq Voodoo3 3500 TV Graphics Card
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz Sound Card
Western Digital 7200-RPM, 8MB-Cache, 160GB Hard Drive
Windows 98 SE